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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Tinkerbell Costume on: October 12, 2009 09:02:40 PM
Last year, I was Tinkerbell for Halloween. I made my entire costume: dress, slippers and wings. I never got around to posting it, so here it is, almost a year later.

I wanted to make my costume, and I wanted it to be as accurate as possible. (Most of the store-bought Tinkerbells you see don't really look like Tinkerbell - the dresses are often very elaborate, when Tinks is really simple.)

With a friend as Peter Pan:

I made the dress with out any sort of pattern. There are a lot of mistakes. It also came out a lot shorter than I had planned, which was entirely unintentional. (Although I guess that is accurate...)
For the wings, I used some wire my Dad had in his workshop and some cheesecloth my Mom had. I kept the cheesecloth in place by stitching around the wire and using tape.
I knit the slippers, using this pattern: http://www.purlbee.com/mary-jane-slippers/ I then added some pompoms I made.

With a friend as Hermione:

You can't see it in the pictures, but I also had a green ribbon tied around my hair (which was in a bun). Also - I did have wings on both sides. You can only see half in these pictures, from the way I'm standing.
Anyway, despite some mistakes, I loved this costume and was really proud of it. And it didn't cost too much, either - around $20 - I don't remember exactly how much the fabric cost, but the yarn (Patons Classic Wool) was relatively cheap, and I found everything else at home.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Collaged Binders - Archie, Music, Magazines and Dr. Seuss (imghvy) on: August 30, 2007 06:40:00 PM
I start back at school next week, and decided that I need some extra-cool supplies this year.
So I took four 1" binders that I had laying around and collaged onto them with modgepodge. Then I finished the edges with electrical tape.

Archie Comics

Sheet Music


Dr. Seuss's ABC

All Four
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What To Do With This Yarn? on: May 18, 2007 11:38:37 AM
Hi all!
Recently, a mysterious bag was unearthed in my basement. And inside just happened to be.... yarn! Five balls of yarn, bought 18 years ago by my grandmother.
Each ball is 120 yards, so, I've 600 yards total. It's 100% Acrylic, but it doesn't actually seem all that bad compared to most acrylic I've worked with.

So, my question is, what should I knit with this? I want the item to be something that I will keep for a long time, and hopefully, actually use. This isn't the most luxurious yarn or anything, but it's special to me, because I hardly ever knew my grandmother.

Here's a scan of the ball band, so you can get a better idea:

Thanks in advance for any ideas. Smiley
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